Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Transport Infrastructure Projects (ADB-53225-001)

  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jul 11, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of India
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 3, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 11, 2019

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Project Description
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According to the bank website, "The TA facility will support project preparation and increase project readiness of pipeline projects including those identified in the country operations business plan. Initially, the TA facility will support:
(i) Assam Road Network Improvement Project;
(ii) Bengaluru Metro Rail Project;
(iii)Bihar State Highways IV Project;
(iv) Chennai Metro Rail Project;
(v) Indore Metro Rail Project;
(vi) Maharashtra State Roads Improvement Project;
(vii)Second Uttarakhand State Highways Project;
(viii) South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Highways Project, Phase II;
(ix) SASEC Road Connectivity Program (Tranche 3); and (x) other projects, as proposed for approval.

The TA facility will also support ongoing projects as required and agreed with the respective project's implementing agency. There are instances during project implementation where unanticipated scope and impacts are realized, hence, resources for additional assessment and mitigation are deemed necessary. Ongoing projects that suffer from weak project implementation capacity require similar technical support to ensure project sustainability and improve transfer capacity through specific training and skills building activities. Ongoing projects that will be supported under the TA will be identified in consultation with the specific project's implementing agency. Initially, the TA facility will support:
(i) Chhattisgarh Road Connectivity Project;
(ii) Karnataka State Highways Improvement III Project;
(iii) Promoting Public Private Partnership in Madhya Pradesh Road Sector Project (after approval);
(iv) SASEC Road Connectivity Program (Tranche 2); and
(v) other projects, as discussed with executing and implementing agencies."

Investment Description
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Contact Information
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Responsible ADB Officer Vergel M. Medina
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Room No. 40-B North Block, New Delhi-110001, India


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